Today marks 70 years since Columbia Records introduced the LP, or long-playing record. Released in the United States on June 21,1948, Mendelssohn’s Concerto in E minor, performed by violinist Nathan Milstein with the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, was the very first vinyl LP.
George Harrison and Paul McCartney, at work on The Beatles, aka The White Album, October 8 1968, by Linda Eastman (McCartney). That day, the boys worked on “Long Long Long”, “I’m So Tired”, and “The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill”.
Jim Morrison and Robby Krieger with Marc Benno, recording 1971′s LA Woman.
(Pet peeve: the number of posts, especially on Pinterest, referring to the fella on the left as Jerry Scheff. Nope. The uncropped version of the photo DOES include Jerry toward the left, playing bass, with Marc on guitar now in the center. Know your session players, kids! And I do love what a clear picture this paints of how intimately they recorded this album!)